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Old May 24, 2012, 11:31 PM   #55
jimpeel
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Along these same lines, a Florida judge ruled Tuesday (5-22-12) that flashing of the headlights to warn oncoming drivers of a police presence is protected free speech. We'll see where that goes.

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Warning Other Drivers Of Speed Traps Is Constitutionally Protected Free Speech
Driver in Florida can't be cited for using his lights to communicate
AOL Original Content Posted: May 24, 2012 | By: AOL Autos Staff

A judge in Florida ruled on Tuesday that flashing one's headlights to warn other drivers of speed traps set by police is protected by the First Amendment.

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The judge agreed that the officer misapplied a law meant to ban motorists from flashing after-market emergency lights and ruled that the law does not apply to people using headlights as a form of communication. Thus, the court decided, citing Kintner was, in fact, a violation of one of his Constitutionally-protected rights.

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